Friday, November 26, 2021
Erica Mones is a 24-year-old YouTuber, blogger (“Running with Crutches”), and freelance writer. She earned her Bachelor’s in Classical Civilizations and Writing from Loyola University Maryland. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Disability Studies from CUNY.
Ms. Mones presents at the International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference, held in Virtual Ability’s Sojourner Auditorium in Second Life. Her presentation will begin at 4pm Pacific Time. Ms. Mones will be introduced by Alisa Farshore.
The title of Ms. Mones’ presentation is “Ableism and Its Many Intersections.” With this presentation, I aim to explore ableism and how it intersects with other forms of oppression. Ableism, the discrimination against those who are or are perceived to be Disabled, has many layers. It isn’t always blatant or interpersonal; it exists in nearly every aspect of society. In order to dismantle ableism and other oppressions, we must first understand it.
Please join us in Second Life, or view the conference on Virtual Ability’s YouTube channel live stream, as we learn more about factors impacting participation in sports by persons with disabilities.